Zara Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from the Italian name for the city of Zadar on the Dalmatian coast in former Yugoslavia. Italian: in Sicily, possibly from a variant of zagara, zagra, zaara ‘orange flower’, or, in Venezia, possibly a variant of Zadra. Spanish: probably a metronymic from the female personal name Sara, Zara (see Sara). Basque: topographic name from Basque zara ‘wood’, ‘thicket’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bara, Fara, Kara, Gara, Vara, Sara, Zarra, Mars, Hora, Tara

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Zara Family Origin

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Zara Family Occupations

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  • Commanders Messenger

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Shoemaker

    33%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zara family was Shoemaker. Commanders Messenger and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zara. The most common Zara occupation in the USA was Commanders Messenger. 33% of Zara's were Commanders Messengers.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Zara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zara in 1953 was 49, and 92 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zara

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